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II. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)

A.  Goals and Objectives

o   To provide timely review of grant continuation proposals.

o   To encourage   presentation   of  individual   project  data  to the  ED Joint
Dissemination Review Panel  (JDRP).

B.    Progress and Accomplishments

o   During  FY 1984 awards  were made to 60 LEAs,   15 model   sponsors, and 19
resource centers.

o   Applications for review by the JDRP are being evaluated by program staff.

C.    Costs, Benefits,and Effectiveness;

Program Scope: Follow Through currently serves approximately 22,000 children
at about $o71.00 per child. In FY 1984, the program committed funds as
follows:

68 Projects at 60 LEAs................$12,460,699

15 Sponsors ............      1,244,187

19 Resource Centers -----     1,062,114

$14,767,00b

Full grants for the 1984-85 school year have not been awarded because
of litigation between the Department and the Board of Education of the
City of Chicago. The program received $2.4 million of the FY 1984
appropriation and $10 million of the FY 1985 appropriation to continue
supporting 1984 Follow Through activities. The remaining $2.4 million of
FY 1984 funds will be released pending the final court decision.

Effectiveness; No current information is available.

D.  Plans for Program Improvement and Recommendations for Legislation:

None. The program is scheduled to be phased into the Chapter 2 block
grant program.

E- Supporting Studies and Analysis Cited in Section C Above;
1. Follow Through Grantee Reports, 1984.
F. Other Supporting Data:
None.applicant must have